Saints’ day. Clair, also Clare, Claire, Chiara and Clara

By Unknown miniaturist of 13th century - St Clare of Assisi holding the lilies, into a trim made with gold leaf

By Unknown miniaturist of 13th century – St Clare of Assisi holding the lilies, into a trim made with gold leaf

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5 responses to “Saints’ day. Clair, also Clare, Claire, Chiara and Clara

  1. Prayer for Aviators

    Santa Clara, lightens
    These air.
    Give us regular winds,
    of feature.
    These seas, these airs
    Lightens.

    Santa Clara, give us sun.
    Lowering the fog,
    Lightens
    My eyes in the fog.
    These hills and horizons
    Lightens.

    Santa Clara, in bad weather
    sustain
    Our wings.
    Safe from trees, houses,
    And rocks, our wings
    Rules it.

    Santa Clara, clareai.
    Take away
    All risk.
    For the love of St. Francis,
    Your teacher, our father,
    Santa Clara, to every risk
    Dissipate.
    Manuel Bandeira – Poeta Brasileiro

  2. Now it’s time to put those words and that image together!

    • Oh good idea, dear Georgia. In my opinion this work is so delicate, not only because the typical difficulties of a miniature, also because on the 13th century is so innovative to give this protagonism to the world of plants and flowers. But you gift me the chance to say that two great artists among the best artists of western art as Giotto and Duccio di Buoninsegna, were living on that moment. Tommaso d’Aquino was diffusing the thinking of Aristotle about nature as compatible with the religion. Thanks for your wise comment. ´´´ x x x´´´ (Rain of kisses for you)

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